On 28-1-2013 16:38, Tavmjong Bah wrote:
On Thu, 2013-01-24 at 22:32 -0800, Jon Cruz wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I was wondering if would want to offer a travel subsidy to help get a few people to
our booth at SCALE 11x? We have a booth allocation, and 10 conference passes that go with
it. At the moment I have just two bodies committed (myself, and a talented assistant in my
now college student daughter), so more can be helpful. I live near enough so I just drive
> Rooms at the hotel are listed for $112 a night, and a quick spot-check on flights
from the East Coast are in the $300-$400 range. Those might be a good benchmark for the
upper range on a normal expectation of how far SCALE attendees might come. Sometimes even
partial assistance can help get people there who otherwise might be on the fence.
A yes from me too. In principle, I would favor getting developers
together rather than manning booths but since we are not currently using
the funds for that this is a good alternative.
When the costs are within reason, I'm OK with it too. (even if someone
wants to fly in from Europe, I feel it would be too much to refund the
full travel cost)
Should we set some limit on "manning booth"-type of expenses? (the
amount per person, and the total number of persons?)
I do not really agree with "we are not spending on devs -> let's spend
on manning booths". There is always the option of not spending, waiting
to spend it on other things.
I will be asking for funds at some point to attend an SVG working
meeting (the next European based one). Work on SVG 2 has really been
heating up. I want to see that the browser vendors (particularly, the
CSS interests) don't dominate SVG 2 development (see my blog for the
kinds of issues that can come up).
I find your involvement in SVG very important, so: YES!
I am also contemplating going to Libre Graphics in Madrid. It's
relatively cheap flight from Paris to get there.
And finally, I would like to host a developer hacking session sometime
in the spring.
I'm awaiting more details! ;-)